12.2.1 Drugs used in nasal allergy
The risk of systemic effects from steroids is greater with nasal drops, than with nasal sprays.
Children receiving prolonged .treatment with nasal corticosteroids should have their height monitored. Refer to a specialist if growth is slowed.
See MHRA guidance: Behavioural and psychological effects are associated with prolonged use of nasal corticosteroids
Nasal drops should only be used where polyps are known or suspected.
Licensed for prophylaxis and treatment of allergic and vasomotor rhinitis
Beclometasone 50micrograms/dose nasal spray available OTC for over 18 year olds
Chlorphenamine oral solution, oral solution sugar free and tablets are available OTC
- First Line Drugs
- Second Line Drugs
- Specialist Initiated Drugs
- Specialist Only Drugs
- Mixed Status